GrahamPaige29

6 Volt Booster Starter Necessary?

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Hi guys.  Success!  The beast finally started yesterday.  I checked the timing and it seemed all right.  I checked over the carb and decided to disable the "power jet" which was allowing gas to be sucked by vacuum directly into the manifold.  Yikes.  I figured out that without the correct check valve installed, this can happen.  I also bypassed the fuel pump to make sure it  wasn't an issue and gravity fed the gas.

 

It sounds rough as heck but here's video of it starting the second time.  I didn't get the first startup as I wasn't expecting it to happen.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Graham Man said:

CONGRADULATIONS!

       Sounds pretty good, I have to get my 1930 Graham fired up, same engine, it has been sitting 50 years.....

 

Thanks!  I just ordered an olde fashioned muffler.  Hope to get it on soon so I can hear that nice sound.  Now onto the rest...

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The Graham-Paige mufflers all were pretty much the same about 4 inches round and real long 40 inches or so.  If you look in your owners manual again at the lubrication points picture you can see what the original muffler looked like.  I have a couple OEM style replacements units still in the box.....need to get those installed.

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You probably already know this, but 15 or 20 seconds at a time, then let it cool all the way down.

You don't want it to get to warm with no cooling hooked up.

I would go for the cooling system before a muffler.

Sounds pretty good to me.

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58 minutes ago, JACK M said:

You probably already know this, but 15 or 20 seconds at a time, then let it cool all the way down.

You don't want it to get to warm with no cooling hooked up.

I would go for the cooling system before a muffler.

Sounds pretty good to me.

 

Hey jack.  I just had a new water cover plate welded up.  That will be my next priority.  To get the cooling system in. 

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20 hours ago, Graham Man said:

Geoff,

    Don't forget the water distribution plate...part number 67704

water plate.jpg

 

My version of that part was pretty much dead.  It had been welded and repaired so many times.  I used it as a pattern to have a new stainless sheet metal box made with the right proportions and a built in distribution plate.  It looks a bit more angular but it should work fine.

 

 

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The water distribution plate is the big deal, the holes have to flow the same as the pump output.  I have drawn them up in CAD and have them laser cut out of stainless steel.  I have not done a six yet but need to do one for my engine.  Might have a spare cover after this weekend, going to pick up a parts car.

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20 hours ago, Graham Man said:

The water distribution plate is the big deal, the holes have to flow the same as the pump output.  I have drawn them up in CAD and have them laser cut out of stainless steel.  I have not done a six yet but need to do one for my engine.  Might have a spare cover after this weekend, going to pick up a parts car.

 

I did get a water distribution plate from Bill Conley when I was up in Cobourg a couple of years ago at the meeting.  However, the cover on my car was so leaky, I made a new one from stainless.  On my design, the water distribution holes are still there but they are part of the whole unit.  I'll post some pics when I get it back from the welder.

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On November 14, 2017 at 11:11 AM, GrahamPaige29 said:

 

Haha I'm still married.  That's a good thing.  You just have to take your wife to dinner once in a while so she knows you're still alive.

 

Now that your engine is running , hopefully the two of you will soon be able to go out together in the '29 ! GREAT family fun for yours and the  spectator families !    - Carl 

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